RFK - Experiment With Travel School

RFK Children's Action Corps

Holyoke, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3000794
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : August 31, 2018
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

The Mathematics Teacher (Special Education) leads the application of functional and academic Mathematics education within a therapeutic day school milieu, contributing as a key member of the educational team. The Mathematics Teacher will develop and oversee progress on content- and skill-based goals and evaluate and articulate progress collaboratively with the team according to treatment planning and students’ Individualized Education Programs.

• Leads the planning and delivery of high school Mathematics courses, providing classroom instruction necessary for the student to meet the goals established in the student’s Individualized Education Program and Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for Mathematics.
• Creates and delivers functional, experiential and elective courses that are geared to advancing group and student-specific post-secondary preparation goals identified in collaboration with administrative and educational teams.
• Develops formal and informal Ongoing Assessment opportunities to assess progress as well as oversees students’ preparation for and participation in MCAS and MCAS-Alt as well as the filing of Grade Level/Competency Portfolio Appeals for the Competency Determination.
• Works collaboratively with educational team, including developing a team atmosphere and effective supervision and support of teaching assistants as assigned.
• Manages a classroom that meets the students’ needs for safety, educational growth and social/emotional development.
• With input from the educational team and supervised by the Educational Administrator: develops content- or skill-based IEP goals, completes progress notes, contributes to overall IEP development and participates in IEP meetings.
• Develops a therapeutic and effective relationship with students according to Behavior Support System protocols and as advised and supported by plans overseen by the Clinical Coordinator.
• Follows schedules within the classroom and the school to provide structure and manage setting conditions according to the student’s Individualized Crisis Management Plan and other support documents.
• Completes daily paperwork, as needed, including Intervention Forms, Incident Logs, grade reports, etc.
• Works collaboratively with all staff as part of the school team. Attends supervision, morning meeting, debrief and scheduled teacher and team meetings prepared with agenda items and ready to discuss issues and solutions.
• Participates in orientation, in service trainings, monthly Professional Development meetings and assigned external trainings with ongoing development supported by supervisor and the administrative team.
• Performs other related duties that are deemed necessary for the operation of the school, such as evening Parent Advisory Council meetings, Open House, etc.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Salary: $ 46,000 to $ 53,600 Per Year
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Middle Grades
    Classroom Teacher > Math: Algebra
    Classroom Teacher > Math: General
    Classroom Teacher > Math: Geometry
    Special Education > Emotionally Disabled
    Special Education > General Special Education
    Special Education > Mild/Moderate Disabilities
    Special Education > Multiple Disabilities
  • Welcome to RFK - Experiment With Travel School!

    The Experiment With Travel (EWT) School is a 12-month special education day school for young people ages 10 to 21 who face a variety of emotional, behavioral and educational challenges. The program provides academic, vocational, transitional, recreational, clinical and community-based educational services in a therapeutic and communal environment.

    Many participants in EWT have significant problems with anger, peer relationships, substance abuse, academic performance and self accountability. The program effectively combines a strong educational curriculum with a unique Adventure Education program and Music Program designed to facilitate self responsibility, intellectual growth and improved behavior.

    EWT serves students from the Greater Springfield area. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    RFK Children's Action Corps is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.
      MA certification (Initial or Professional) in Mathematics 5-8 and 8-12.
      MA certification in Moderate Special Needs (5-12) preferred.

    • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Rebel McKinley , Director
    • 15 Papineau Street
    • Holyoke, Massachusetts 01040
    • Phone: 413-533-5800
    • Fax: 413-533-5282
    • Email: click here

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